Salmon will thank you
Discover the work of the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group and the Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail at its “Chum, Chowder and Chocolate” fundraiser from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The trail is maintained by volunteers contributing 600 hours of work annually. Come out to see the salmon spawn, check out the trail ,and enjoy a seafood chowder and hot chocolate, all for a donation. The trail is located off Old Olympic Highway. Go to spsseg.org/kcst/visitor-info for directions.
Gypsy jazz sandwich
Hot Club Sandwich returns to Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. The group has established itself as one of the leading Django-inspired bands on the Northwest’s gypsy jazz scene, and will be bringing that sound to the stage in an 8 p.m. show Saturday. Tickets are $15, $10 students and low income. For more information, call 360-705-2819.
Wine for water
Bringing high school jazz performances together with professional jazz adjudicators, the Cool Jazz Clean Water Festival presents performances throughout the day Saturday — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — followed by wine tasting from 7-10 p.m. The event supports international clean water projects. Sponsored by Rotary Clubs of Thurston County, the annual fundraiser has netted more than $250,000 over the past 10 years from sponsors, attendance, auction donors and the community. The event takes place at The Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. The jazz performances are free, but tickets for the wine tasting event are $47. Go to washingtoncenter.org for more information.
Barn dinner and dance
Help support local farms at the annual Eastside Urban Farm and Garden’s Harvest Dinner Sunday. Chef Joe Francis will be preparing turkey, lamb, duck and more for the benefit dinner from 6-10 p.m. There will also be live music by the Oly Mountain Boys and The Burren Band for a fun barn dance. It is being held upstairs at the Eastside Urban Farm and Garden, 2326 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets are $55. To order, call 360-972-2993 or go to urbanfarmolydinner.bpt.me.
Learn about owls
Meet author Tony Angell at the Olympia Timberland Regional Library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE, Olympia. The wildlife artist and naturalist will be talking about his book “The House of Owls,” a look at the lives and behavior of owls and their impact on human culture. It is from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 360-352-0595.
The whole story
Come out to support Stonewall Youth and get a laugh at Diary Disclosure at Obsidian, 414 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Listen to grown Olympians read from their embarrassing adolescent writings for a night of “disclosure.” The 21-and-over events is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Fees will benefit Stonewall Youth. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.